The French Maid And The Mummy, Steven Stahlberg (3D)

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  03 March 2006
Here you can see a before (left) and after (right) I retouched it in Photoshop. The most noticeable item would be the candle flame - I'm originally a 2d artist, and if an element is easier to add in 2d then of course I will.





By 'falloff' in the transparency channel, I mean that the transparency is changing with the angle of the surface to the camera. The stockings get less transparent towards the edges of the legs, as in reality.

The sss effect is achieved by using the misss_fast_skin shader by Hakan Andersson, you can read more about it in the Maya > Render forum here. It comes natively with Maya v7. Previously I've used lots of layers, with Ambient Occlusion and different highlights etc, but for this one I wanted to simplify it and it seems to be working ok all on its own now.
 
  03 March 2006
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Great work! Five stars from me. It reminded me of a cartoon I once saw. it was kinda' like this one http://media.santabanta.com/joke/ca...rtoons/wow3.jpg although not exactly the same (it's all I could find on Google at a quick search).
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  03 March 2006
Hahaha, this is awesome. nice work.
 
  03 March 2006
yeah....the master comes with another great piece of work...
all i can say is................I LOVE IT!
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  03 March 2006
Nice, the lighting is a bit flat though. The razor crisp shadow lines are a bit distracting too, since you're rendering with MR why not use area shadows?
 
  03 March 2006
awesome idea!!! grate job on this one! Five stars from me.
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  03 March 2006
Fun pic! I like it!
Great modeling and lighting! Cool!
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  03 March 2006
Death and Eros.
its nice theme, and great work!!
mummy smile is cynically and funny, very impressive.
great art. 5stars
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  03 March 2006
very good

very nice cool skin texture
5 star
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  03 March 2006
Hi Stahlberg,

great work as always. few crits: the hair looks a bit like plastic, even if I know it's very hard to make it appear real; maybe reducing the glossiness just a bit... The crates are unreal (yes I know, you'll say "who will ever look at the crates...") but wou could add some detail to make it look older and consumed and some bump map so the wood texture would be less "flat". At last, there's something very odd with the upper part of the right calf, it's totally different from the other calf, is photoshop involved?

Apart from that, everything is perfect: the atmosphere, the pretty girl, and the mummy's face! One more thing, could you post some better picture of the maid??
 
  03 March 2006
awsome work, this is my fav piece out of all you previous work. one critic though, those bumps looks exactly opposite, but maybe you did it on purpose to give more realism, people quiet often make mistake put on socks inside out.

 
  03 March 2006
I love it. On the closeup she looks like Heidi Klum
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  03 March 2006
the girl looks like Natalie Portman especially close up view of the face.

texturing is very good.
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  03 March 2006
Funny, sexy and great execution. I simply love it
 
  03 March 2006
Great idea , poses , lights and expressions . The face of the mumy is really funny.

5 stars.
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